MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 16
Longtime Malheur County water manager heading to retirement
For two decades Jay Chamberlin stood at the helm of the Owyhee Irrigation District and now, as he sets his sights on stepping away next year, he reflects on what he believes was a noble career.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 15
Mobile vaccine clinic opens Friday for 8-day run at Malheur County Fairgrounds.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency clinic will be open every day until Friday, April 23. Meanwhile, there is still time today to visit Four Rivers Cultural Center to participate in a vaccine clinic.
WATCHDOG Apr. 15
WATCHDOG: Farmland picked for rail center needs $6 million in soil, gravel, rock and work to make buildable
Old irrigation canals and wetlands on the proposed site of the Treasure Valley Reload Center will cost the project $6 million to fill in, a cost not clearly identified in early budgets.
EDITORIAL Apr. 15
EDITORIAL: Let's mobilize to grab a share of recovery money to help Vale
With billions flowing to states and communities, Vale has a rare chance to get money to revitalize its downtown corps. This will take action by a host of folks and a determination to focus. Imagine what such an effort could do for the people and businesses of Vale.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 15
Classes to Career Profile: Sara Stephen finds success with ag leadership
Nyssa High School student Sara Stephen recommends ag education for students looking to jumpstart their credits at the community college level.
COMMUNITY Apr. 15
Coming up – Meetings in Malheur County
On the schedule in the coming weeks is an April 24 gathering of the Move Oregon's Border group, set for Saturday in Ontario.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 14
Malheur County at risk of restrictions as Covid cases stack up
Malheur County officials on Wednesday warned that they are seeing an increase in Covid cases and the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus. If the trend continues, the county's businesses and organizations could face new limits.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFESTYLE Apr. 14
Saint Alphonsus donates $10,000 to tiny house project in Ontario
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario said that their Community Health Needs Assessment had shown that homelessness and affordable housing was a No. 1 priority locally.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 14
OBITUARY: William Robert Tiffany
William Robert Tiffany was born on August 5, 1946, in Ontario, Oregon. He passed away on April 7, 2021, in Boise, surrounded by family. (Submitted Information)
VALE Apr. 14
Vale officials seek grant to upgrade Oregon Trail kiosk
The $100,000 subsidy will help the city build restrooms, a bike rack, a seating area and a small fenced area for dogs in an effort to entice people to stop in town.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 14
Judge's ruling in Ontario prison case considered landmark in holding state accountable
A recent court order at SRCI which resulted in a sweeping order to reform the institution's masking and Covid testing protocols revealed problems that advocates say are endemic to the Oregon Department of Corrections as a whole.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Adrian School District, Fire Camp Support, Vale School District, Adrian City, Metal Fabricator, Prep Cook
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 14
Spring prep sports season finally underway across Malheur County
After a year layoff, baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf teams began competition this week. Covid restrictions, though, will still be in place.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of David A. Hickey, Arock School District, Estate of Elizabeth Lee McBride, Juntura School District, Jordan Valley, Notice of Sale
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 14
Nyssa FFA team brings home crop of awards
The Farm Business Management team won the state competition for the 11th year in a row.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 14
OBITUARY: Michael Duane King
Michael Duane King born April 16, 1979 went to rest in his lord Jesus Christ on March 31, 2020, at the age of 40. (Submitted information)
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 13
Malheur County's battle to defeat Covid loses key weapon as Johnson & Johnson vaccine put on hold
Two federal agencies on Tuesday recommended a "pause" in administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the Oregon Health Authority soon followed up telling providers to stop using it for now. This comes as Malheur County planned to ramp up its vaccination effort.
AROUND THE REGION Apr. 12
IN THE REGION: Idaho legislators hold hearing on redrawing state border to take in Oregon counties
The proposal to shift parts of Oregon into Idaho faces long odds and many questions. Malheur County voters get a related ballot measure for this year's primary vote.